Together with the Carbon Reduction Institute we measure and offset the CO2 emissions associated with the production distribution and disposal of our products by purchasing carbon credits. Carbon offsets are credits for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made at another location, such as wind farms which create renewable energy and reduce the need for fossil-fuel powered energy. Carbon offsets are quantified and sold in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Buying one ton of carbon offsets means there will be one less ton of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there would otherwise have been.
Carbon offsetting is often the fastest way to achieve the deepest reductions within businesses and it also often delivers added benefits at the project site, such as employment opportunities, community development programs and training and education.
We are currently contributing to the Hanuman Argo Carbon Offset Project – it’s a biomass fired renewable energy project based in Chhattisgarh state, situated in central eastern India. The project generates renewable energy from the collection and clean burning of waste agricultural products, such as rice husks, purchased from local farmers. The farmers are paid for their waste, providing a new source of income for the local community.